One summer during medical school, I broke up with my boyfriend after a long relationship. To help get my mind off of it, I signed up for my pathology rotation. I hadn’t realized that one of my duties was that–night Read More Is Being a Doctor Worth the Sacrifices?
For physicians looking for a top job, strong networking abilities can be as important–if not more important–than your performance and evaluations in residency and fellowship. Knowing how to present yourself well in high-yield social situations can ensure that no potential Read More Top Networking Strategies to Find a New Physician Job
People often ask me why I would devote so much of my life to supporting physician careers. I often hear, “Why don’t you spend your free time going to the beach? You look pale. Get some sun already!” Through the Read More You Didn’t Get the Physician Job You Wanted? Here’s How to Deal with Rejection
How many of these “negotiation commandments” have you heard? You should never disclose your salary or your requirements first When your offer is too low, negotiate up Splitting the difference always works in your favor Without competing offers, you have Read More Everything You Know About Salary Negotiation is Wrong–Part 1
Working as a physician can be a rewarding experience — treating patients is emotionally satisfying, and it is of course a rapidly advancing profession. However, the work involved to become a doctor is substantial–and as physicians–we typically work extremely long Read More The 10 Highest-Paying Physician Jobs in America
As a doctor, some of my most transformative experiences are when patients walk through the door and share with me the tragedies in their lives—their children who die before them; their spouses who desert them for a younger woman; their Read More Why Would a Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Cry?
American physicians are practicing in a time of rapid changes in the healthcare environment since the introduction of the Affordable Care Act. Private practice physicians have dwindled down to approximately 32% of the physician workforce and now doctors are being Read More The Top 9 Sites for Doctor Salary Information: Are You Making Enough?
“The tragedy of life is not death but what we let die inside of us while we live.” Norman Cousins. Hope matters. As a middle aged doctor, some say I am a bit young to have learned this the hard Read More Why Hope Matters: A Physician Speaks Out
You get a horrible cough. You call your primary care physician’s office and discover that he has just retired. You call 3 other doctors’ offices, and the closest physician is 25 miles from your home! You have newborn twins at Read More America’s DEVASTATING Doctor Shortage: Are We Doing Enough?
One of the most difficult and sensitive roles of a physician is dealing with a grieving patient. The way in which you respond can have a profound effect on patients. Their psychological well being and the quality of their ongoing Read More 5 Things Doctors Should Never Say to a Grieving Patient